Saturday in Summaryno matter how fun it wasSaturday in Summary2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
to wander through the pine forest,
graffiti dope new shit, build an infrastructure,
mend diseases, fuck the presidents,
kill the poor, degrade pleasure,
apathy isn't boredom,
you came down,
knew you'd broken the law in a busy nature preserve,
and the secret to the universe
was not in that log,
as everyone had previously suspected.
RazgrizRazgriz7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When history witnesses a great change, Razgriz reveals itself, first as a dark demon
Amidst the eternal waves of time from a ripple of change shall the storm rise Out of the Abyss peer the eyes of a demon Behold the Razgriz, its wings of black sheath
The demon soars through dark skies Fear and death trail its shadow
As a demon, it uses its power to rain death upon the land
Until men united wield a hallowed saber in the final reckoning the beast is slain
But after a period of slumber, Razgriz returns, this time as a great hero
As the Demon sleeps man turns on man His own blood and madness spread throughout the earth from the depths of despair awaken the Razgriz its raven wings ablaze with majestic might
The BirdI am the birdThe Bird1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
stuck in your cage
I sing my heart out
in your honor
you sing back to me
but never very often
and so I sing sweet songs of sorrow
but only when you are away
when you are here
my dear, my darling
I sing sweet songs of love and joy
although you have caged me
and kept me here
I have still continued to sing
bright and clear
But I am still a bird
and you have still caged me
no matter how gilded the cage may be
My samuraiMy SamuraiMy samurai7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your sword protects me, my feeble body.
Your arms warm me, my cold body.
Your smile brightness my day, depressing as they are.
Your voice melts my heart, which belongs to you.
I will follow you forever, my strong samurai.
I will be just one step behind you, whenever you need me.
Just look back, and I will be there.
I will never leave your side.
My samurai, to protect me with his life.
To protect his Dear. His beloved Dear.
My samurai who is strong and wise.
'The View'Taut muscles that dance under smooth skin'The View'1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ease swiftly through complex movements.
Never a beat off, always twirling and shifting.
As I watch, I begin to wonder about the other.
‘How did you come to know your gift?
Was it a fluke? Perhaps someone pushed you?’
As my thoughts wandered, my eyes glided back to your form.
Exquisite motion greet my eyes as you seemingly
Float across the room, every limb swaying to the beat.
You smile as you go along, unaware of my gaze.
Not a care in the world; just you and the small universe you create.
I find myself drawn into that smile, bewitched even.
How can such a simple expression change you so much?
It’s as if every sound you hear is music and you can’t help yourself.
The music stops and your friends come to congratulate you.
Small tears trickle from the corners of your eyes.
Chuckling, I stand up from my perch.
Perhaps I’ll come watch you again sometime~
Morning Walk in AutumnThe marsh is half frozen,Morning Walk in Autumn3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
splays of ice scattered
over leaves and mud.
Reed tops coated in frost
bowing to the cold.
I walk over the creaking bridge
and think of autumn,
clutching in my stiff hand
three fallen branches
and dead leaves--
a brittle bouquet
for my vase--
their stillness says
I died to make all things new.
All Because Of MeAll Because Of Me4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'd been waiting forever for you just to see
How truly wonderful I could be
And I've been dying inside since the day you left me
All because of my stupid lying
Now I know this was all because of me.
HeartbreakHe deceived me, just like everyone else, asking meHeartbreak10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Ever so patiently to open up to him and share
All my haunting thoughts, those that keep me awake.
Racking sobs erupting from my trembling lips,
Tossing and turning all night, so I do as he asks,
Bearing my soul to him, letting him see my feelings,
Revealing parts of me no one else knew,
Extracting painful memories and entrusting secrets
All the while, he leads me on. I really should have
Known, should have known he would betray me.
Please,don’t make mePlease,2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
fall in love with you,
I don’t want to remember you,
those Sunday morning
or the way your
lost boy eyes always,
always found a way
to find mine.
There are only so many times
I can allow you to slice
through my scar tissue
before I finally
Fake SmilesHere I am,Fake Smiles3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I'm lost again.
Lost my way,
Trying to save the day.
I'm strong for you,
For the ones I love.
You don't know
I wish it all away,
So I can smile today.
But you see me swim.
I hope deep down,
you never see these scars.
Because I know seeing yours...
God, it breaks my heart.
Let me smile today,
And wish your pain away,
Even if mine--
Mine is here to stay.
Cherry BlossemsSpun petals of breathing glassCherry Blossems3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
tinged pink by dozens of sunsets.
They drift from branch
And then wait
for life to move around them.
My shoe sheds the husky perfume
released by the press of my step.
And I wait
as they drift around me.
Wait (My Virgin)Where did you learn to be promiscuous?Wait (My Virgin)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When did purity become a dirty word?
There is more than one way to stimulate
And commitment is indeed a verb
The pressure he will put upon you
Or the pressure you will put onto him
Is equal and opposite to the regret
And the feeling that you have sinned
Where did you learn to be promiscuous?
When did purity become a dirty word?
Physically able to copulate
But think about the consequences first
The pressure they will put upon you
To lose your innocence as quickly as them
All because they regret their actions
And want you to follow their trend
Where did you learn to be promiscuous?
Don't give your virginity so care free
Absolute control over your emotions
Absolute control over your body
The pressure they will put upon you
Will be laughable in years to come
Your friends, they rushed and found nothing
You waited patiently and found the one
Rescue MeIt's really hard.Rescue Me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't remember, what I said
There's not enough time, to wish for death
And now I call, out to the dead
Wishing I, was one of them
I hide in the shadows, before the flame
As I reach out, I call your name
But no one comes,to rescue me
I close my eyes, and go to sleep
I dream about, the life I have
The girl I want, the friends I had
And when I wake, I see your face
You laugh at me, I fall from grace
And then I realize, what I said
I love you too, but now I'm dead.
It's really simple.
AscensionAscensionAscension2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Clouds are our purest coping mechanism.
You are woman. You are man.You are woman,You are woman. You are man.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
so be kind,
all in your own way.
You are man
so be strong,
StrengthKeep your head down.Strength3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe the monsters won't find you.
don't make eye contact.
Hopefully they won't see you.
Don't show emotion.
Try not to cry.
That will just encourage them.
They don't deserve your agony.
The Fairytale BookThe Fairytale Book2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The home of the Willow Wisps
Is not a faraway land
You do not cross wide oceans
Or tread hot valleys of sand
From the hollows of an oak tree
Awakens Queen of the Fae
Small transparent wings shimmer
In the sunlight of the day
On the voyage of sailors
Silent waters bubble to life
And bursts forth a Siren
Maiden of beauty and strife
Serene slumbering Dragon
Nestled in a cave of riches
With gold, silver, and jewels
He has fulfilled all his wishes
The beautiful lovelorn Princess
Locked away in her high tower
He is the noble, radiant sunshine
Come to rescue his sweet sunflower
Magical Forests, Castles in the Sky,
Adventures, Wonderlands, and Dreamscape
Never ending fantasy and fiction
Willow Wisp, won’t you be my escape?
The Willow Wisps sigh softly
It’s time for the magic to go home—
Home within the pages of a fairytale book
As you finish reading the poem
a tribute to robert frostI have been one acquainted with the night,a tribute to robert frost2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and that has made all the difference.
one aged man--one man--can't keep a house,
but I am done with apple-picking now,
and miles to go before I sleep,
so now and never any different.
"you'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen,
like two kinds of jewels, a vision for thieves-"
can't a man speak of his own child he's lost?
like pearls, and now a silver blade,
and dead wings carried like a paper kite,
nothing gold can stay.
something there is that doesn't love a wall;
truth? a pebble of quartz? for once, then, something.
the clever eyes of my wandering child,
heart not averse to being beguiled.
always searching for souls in the dawn,
but I shall be gone.
PerhapsI've always liked the feeling of pressurePerhaps2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You get form knowing that everything could go wrong.
That unholy weight that sits in the pit your stomach
As you wonder about the worst possible end.
But, lately, the feeling has become less.
And, I wonder, have I simply given up?
Or am I somehow stronger?
FamiliarityThe garter snake didn't slither away as I passed by.Familiarity2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I carefully stepped over him.
Unblinking, we watched each other.
I smiled when I looked back.
Tomorrow, I think I'll tell him good morning.
People Living in Tunnels Under Las VegasThe newspaper headlines told me so.People Living in Tunnels Under Las Vegas2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I was reading the article in my bed,
eating a handful of Oreos, I thought
about being wet.
Not the kind of wet (slipperyslidyfuntimes)
you want to be,
but the kind of wet you feel in your bones.
Wet like the time my grandfather left me and my sister
watching his tackle box by the side of the road
in Toronto in six inches of slush that
was slowly seeping into my socks,
while he bought cigarettes from the man
in the oversized poncho at the gas station.
And there are cities full of dreams
and cities full of dirt,
but Las Vegas is neither of those.
It’s a city instead with no name or face,
nothing recognizable you can reach out and touch.
Someone told me once that in Spanish
Las Vegas means “the fields.”
My grandfather told me once
on a fishing trip, while I sat
on top of his tackle box,
about the Asphodel fields.
How these Romans believed
people whose sins equaled the good they did
went to the Asphodel fields, and drank
from a river
suicidal.it’s like she’s toeing the edge of a cliff andsuicidal.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she’s smiling and she’s deadly
and you’re standing too far back to save her
and it’s just too late because she’s about
if you want a list of reasons not to commit suicide,
here it is.
1. you have two dogs that will miss you.
they were wagging their tails and smiling
last night when they took you to the hospital
and i couldn’t find the words to tell them
that they should be quiet.
2. you have a car that you cried when you got
and you roll the windows down and blast music
whenever you pick me up from school
and i’m sorry i never sang along, but this is just to say
that you have things that still make you feel alive.
3. you have a sister that is nice about fifteen percent of the time
and loves you the rest of it. trust me, she does.
she does not remember the last time she hugged you
but she wrote about you when her teacher asked her
who her hero was.
4. mom should
Never Back DownYou stitched my lips todayNever Back Down3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So I could not speak
I sliced my slender throat
So I could still breathe
Dowsed acid in my eyes
So I could not see
But I reached out to touch her
She in turn touched me
You cut my ears today
I hear no birds sing
Or an infant's laughter
And the joy that brings
You bound my wrists and hands
Now they are red raw
I should blindly stumble
But still I stand tall
You sliced my fingertips
I can't feel her skin
The softness of her hair
The barrel of my pen
You broke my legs in two
Now I cannot walk
Nor can I see or hear
Feel or talk
You did all of these things
To keep me quiet
Yet the passion that stirs
Is as loud as a riot
Listen for the silence
That comes before the sound
Now feel for my touch
As I will never back down